Selected Publications

In Peer-reviewed Journals

(2019). Polycentric urban development and economic productivity in China: A multiscalar analysis. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, DOI: 10.1177/0308518X19866836.

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(2019). Bike-sharing or taxi? Modeling the choices of travel mode in Chicago using machine learning. Journal of Transport Geography, DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102479.

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(2018). Spatial disparities of Uber accessibility: An exploratory analysis in Atlanta, USA. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 67, 169-175.

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(2017). Exploring the Relationship between Urban Forms and CO2 Emissions in 104 Chinese Cities. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 4, 04017014.

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(2017). Bike-sharing systems and congestion: Evidence from US cities. Journal of Transport Geography, 65, 147-154.

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(2017). A two-level comparison of CO2 emission data in China: Evidence from three gridded data sources. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, 194-201.

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(2016). Crowdsourcing the landscape of cannabis (marijuana) of the contiguous United States. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 48(8), 1449-1451.

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(2016). How polycentric is urban China and why? A case study of 318 cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 151, 10-20 (Equal Contribution).

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(2016). Outside the ivory tower: visualizing university students’ top transit-trip destinations and popular corridors. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3(1), 202-206.

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All Publications

In Peer-reviewed Journals

(2019). Polycentric urban development and economic productivity in China: A multiscalar analysis. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, DOI: 10.1177/0308518X19866836.

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(2019). Bike-sharing or taxi? Modeling the choices of travel mode in Chicago using machine learning. Journal of Transport Geography, DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102479.

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(2019). A Robust Noise Mitigation Method for the Mobile RFID Location in Built Environment. Sensors, 19(9), 2143.

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(2019). Predicting overall customer satisfaction: Big data evidence from hotel online textual reviews. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 76, Part A, 111-121.

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(2019). Travel distance and hotel service satisfaction: An inverted U-shaped relationship. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 76, 261-270.

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(2018). Polycentric urban development in China: A multi-scale analysis. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 45(5), 953-972.

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(2018). Sleepless nights in hotels? Understanding factors that influence hotel sleep quality. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 74, 189-201.

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(2018). A low-cost collaborative locating scheme with GNSS and RFID for the Internet of Things. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(5), 180 (Corresponding Author).

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(2018). Spatial disparities of Uber accessibility: An exploratory analysis in Atlanta, USA. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 67, 169-175.

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(2017). Exploring the Relationship between Urban Forms and CO2 Emissions in 104 Chinese Cities. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 4, 04017014.

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(2017). Bike-sharing systems and congestion: Evidence from US cities. Journal of Transport Geography, 65, 147-154.

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(2017). Big data for intrametropolitan human movement studies: A case study of bus commuters based on smart card data. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 5(3), 100-115 (Corresponding Author).

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(2017). Modeling projected changes of mangrove biomass in different climatic scenarios in the Sunda Banda Seascapes. International Journal of Digital Earth, 10(4), 457-468.

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(2017). A two-level comparison of CO2 emission data in China: Evidence from three gridded data sources. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, 194-201.

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(2017). From stay to play – A travel planning tool based on crowdsourcing user-generated contents. Applied Geography, 78, 1-11.

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(2016). Crowdsourcing the landscape of cannabis (marijuana) of the contiguous United States. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 48(8), 1449-1451.

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(2016). Visualizing pesticide usage in the United States from 1992 to 2009. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 48(3), 455-457.

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(2016). Geography matters in online hotel reviews. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B2, 573-576.

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(2016). How polycentric is urban China and why? A case study of 318 cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 151, 10-20 (Equal Contribution).

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(2016). Outside the ivory tower: visualizing university students’ top transit-trip destinations and popular corridors. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 3(1), 202-206.

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(2015). Delineating biophysical environments of the Sunda Banda Seascape, Indonesia. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 12(2), 1069-1082.

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(2012). Evaluating intensive land use situation of development zone based on cloud models. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 28(10), 247-252 (In Chinese).

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Other Publications

GUEST-EDITED JOURNAL VOLUMES

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Wang, M. (2020). Empirical Mode Decomposition in Remote Sensed Image Processing. In Chapter 7: Image Processing and Analysis Methods, ASPRS Manual of Remote Sensing, 4th Edition. Edited by Brandades, S. & Madden, M.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Wang, M. (2018). Integrating Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS, Edited by Quattrochi, D., Wentz, E., Lam, N., Emerson, C. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. Jan 19, 2017. 402p. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 84(11), 673.
  • Wang, M. (2016). Location Is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One, David R. Bell. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA, July 15, 2014. 240p. Southeastern Geographer, 56*(4), 476-477.
  • Wang, M.(2015). Global Urban Monitoring and Assessment through Earth Observation, Edited by Weng, Q. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. May 23, 2014. 440p. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 81(9), 692-694.

Projects

Ride-sharing Accessibility

Disparities of accessibility in transportation systems is a constant concern, which is intensified by the transportation economization process and the digital divide. How should we measure and understand the accessibility of ride-sharing systems?

Polycentricity & Carbon Emissions

We explored the relationship between urban forms (e.g., polycentricity and compactness) and carbon dioxcide emissions in over 100 Chinese cities.

Bike-sharing Systems & Congestion

In the past decades, there has been a resurgence of public bike-sharing systems (BSSs). While it is claimed that social and environmental benefits are associated with the implementation of BSSs, few empirical studies have investigated the actual effect of BSSs on cities.

Plan Your City Trip based on User-generated Contents

This project proposes a travel planner for city trips by integrating multiple crowdcoursed user-generated contents to provide cutomized information for tourists. We harvested hotel reviews from TripAdvisor, photos from Flickr, and travel costs from Uber.

How Polycentric is Urban China?

We quantified the degree of polycentric urban development at both intra-urban and inter-urban levels in China with the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)’s LandScan dataset.

Public Transport Smart Card in Beijing

Geo-visualizations derived from public transport smart card users in Beijing.

Students

I have supervised the following students at the University of Twente:

Student Degree Program Topic Year
Laurens Kik MSc., GIMA Mapping Urban Heat Islands 2019
Yun Xu MSc., MGEO Assessing Polycentric Urban Structure from User-generated Contents 2020
Mahshid Ghaffari MSc., Geoinformatics, Double-degree with KNTU Understanding Network Complexity from OpenStreetMap 2020

Recent & Upcoming Invited Talks

Year Institute(s)
2019 Chinese Academy of Science, Tongji University, University of Toronto, Zhejiang University
2018 Chinese Academy of Science, East China Normal University, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Loughborough University, Nanjing University, New York University, Shanghai New York University (NYU-Shanghai), Northeastern University (China), University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, University of Liverpool, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Texas, University of Toronto, University of Twente
2017 East China Normal University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Southwest University
2016 TEDxUGA, East China University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, University of Liverpool
2015 NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Sun Yat-sen University
2014 Columbia University

Teaching

I have taught the following courses at the University of Twente, the Netherlands:

Year Course Level Role(s)
2019 Big Geodata Processing Graduate Lecturer
2019 Integrated Geospatial Workflow Graduate Lecturer
2019 HTHT UT Minor in GIS Undergraduate Coordinator + Lecturer
2018-2019 Academic Skills Graduate Coordinator + Lecturer

I have taught the following courses at the University of Georgia, USA:

Year Course Level Role(s)
2018 Programming for GIS (GEOG 4590L/6590L Undergraduate + Graduate Lab Instructor
2017 Aerial Photographs and Image Interpretation (GEOG 4330L/6330L Undergraduate + Graduate Lab Instructor
2016 Aerial GIScience and GITechnology Undergraduate Guest Lecturer
2013 Introduction to Physical Geography (GEOG 1111) Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
2012 The Logic and Practice of Sociological Research (SOCI 3600) Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Service

Organizational Roles within Professional Societies

Year Role
2015- Secretary, Working Group IV/6—Internet of Things and Spatial Decision Support, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
2017- 2018 Councilperson, Mid-South Region, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
2014-2015 Chair, Student Advisory Council, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
2013-2014 Deputy Chair, Student Advisory Council, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Editorial Board Membership

2019- PLOS ONE

Conference Program Committee

Year Conference Location
2019 The 4th International Conference on Smart Data for Smart Cities Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2019 The 2nd AAG GeoAI and Deep Learning Symposium Washington, D.C., USA
2018 ISPRS Technical Commission IV Symposium 2018 Delft, Netherlands
2018 The 3rd international Conference on Smart Data for Smart Cities Delft, Netherlands
2017 The 2nd international Conference on Smart Data for Smart Cities Puebla, Mexico
2016 ASPRS 2016 Annual Conference Fort Worth, TX, USA
2015 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference Guadalajara, Mexico

Conference Session Chair

Year Conference Session Location
2019 The 25th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference Urban Resilience Nanjing, China
2016 XXIII ISPRS Congress Location-based Social Media Data Prague, Czech Republic
2014 2014 ASPRS Annual Conference GeoLeague Challenge Louisville, KY, USA

Peer Reviewer for Selected Academic Journals

  • Annals of GIS
  • Applied Geography
  • Asian Geographer
  • Cities
  • Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems
  • Earth Science Informatics
  • Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
  • Journal of Spatial Science
  • Journal of Transport Geography
  • Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
  • PLoS ONE
  • Regional Studies
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensors
  • Sustainability
  • Transactions in GIS
  • Transportation
  • Urban Studies

Selected Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Regional Studies Association (RSA)

Awards

Year Award
2019 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Finance Students Abroad, Ministry of Education, China
2018 Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
2018 Graduate School Travel Grant, University of Georgia
2018 Finalist, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, AAG
2017 Student Fellowship, The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
2017 Early Career Researcher Award, Commended, The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
2017 NSF Travel Grant, 2017 EarthCube All-Hands Meeting
2017 The 10th Annual PhD Sustainability Academy, IVEY Business School
2017 Summer Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Georgia
2017 Graduate School Travel Grant, University of Georgia
2016 YSSP Fellowship, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
2016 Vice President’s Public Service and Outreach Assistantship, University of Georgia
2016 International Research Fellowship, University of Georgia—University of Liverpool
2016 NSF Travel Grant, CyberGIS Curriculum Workshop
2015 Finalist, The World Bank’s Urbanization in East Asia Research Competition
2015 NSF Travel Grant, CyberGIS All-Hands Meeting
2014 Masters Scholarship, Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
2014 Outstanding Leader, University of Georgia Pandora Yearbook
2013 Fellowship and Travel Grants, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE)
2013 Finalist, SEDAAG Graduate Honors Masters Paper Contest
2008—2012 People’s Scholarship, Nanjing University
2012 The 3rd Prize, The 5th Geographic Graduates Forum of Nanjing, China
2011 Meritorious Winner, U.S. Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM)
2011 Horizon Scholarship, Land Surveying and Planning Institute of Jiangsu, China
2011 Honorable Winner, The 4th Geographic Graduates Forum of Nanjing, China
2011 The 1st Grade, The 14th Forum of Sciences and Arts of Nanjing University
2010 The 3rd Place, The 2nd National Undergraduate Field Survey Competition, Geographic Society of China

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